Participate in stuttering research

Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., an intramural researcher at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the NIH, is studying stuttering with the participation of research volunteers.

If you stutter or have a family member who stutters, you could be eligible to participate in Dr. Drayna’s clinical research trial. Participation involves providing a small blood sample and a recorded speech sample. For more information about this clinical trial, see Protocol NCT00001604 on, or contact the NIH Clinical Center Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office, (800) 411-1222,

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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